Death of the Demon by Anne Holt

Anne Holt  is a Norwegian author, lawyer and former Minister of Justice.

Not super impressed with book 1 in her Hanne Wilhelmsen murder mystery series, I — none the less — tried a second book.

Who stabbed Agnes Vestavik, fortysomething director of one of Norway’s few residential facilities for children, the Spring Sunshine Foster Home? Among the murder suspects is 12 year old Olav Håkonsen.

Holt’s a good writer but again I found the pacing of the very interesting plot too slow.

I started with Holt wanting to learn more about Norway. Through two books I learned nothing about her nation. It’s as if she deliberately keeps the setting generic.

It’s not Nordic noir.

I won’t read Holt again.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.